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The Hill: Do you write your own tweets?
 
A: Apparently you haven’t read my tweets. I hope you don’t think I’m paying someone to write this stuff!

Q: When did you join Twitter?
 
A: I started tweeting to publicize my former businesses of auctions and real estate. Once I started running for office, I kept the same handle and just switched into campaign mode.  

Q: What do you see as the most significant purpose of Twitter for you?
 
A: It’s a great way to stay informed of breaking news on incoming tweets. As far as outgoing tweets, I hope it humanizes me as a normal person with a personality and a sense of humor, not a starched-shirt politician. 

Q: Example of a "best" Twitter moment?
 
A: During the Joplin tornado I was able to give out real-time helpful information from on the ground for a full eight days. I was able to tell people where to go for information and where they might donate or volunteer. 
 
Q: Example of a "worst" Twitter moment?
 
A: It’s when I think I’m texting family or friends but actually I’m tweeting all of my followers. [E.g.,] “We’re going to the movie 'Iron Lady' at 1:20, do you want to go?” 

Previous "Follow Friday” Twitter profiles have included Democratic Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), Mike Honda (Calif.), Jim Himes (Conn.), Rush Holt (N.J.) and Jared Polis (Colo.) and Republican Reps. Bob Latta (Ohio), Glenn Thompson (Pa.), John Shimkus (Ill.), David Schweikert (Ariz.), Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), as well as the Republican-led House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.